3 Steps To

De-Puff Your Eyes

A woman speaks volumes with her eyes; it’s a superpower, fully developed at birth. But to effectively deploy your Charming look, your Knowing look, and even your Don’t Mess With Me look, your eyes need to be seen—not derailed by distracting puffiness. For rapid eye area de-puffing that works anytime of day, combine the right arsenal of products with these strategic application techniques and expert tips. Like this one you may have heard from your mother, your doctor, and even your health guru cube-mate: drink a tall glass of water, then drink some more. It will help reduce swelling in your face and get you looking bright-eyed right off the bat. Now take the following three steps to banish any bloating around your eyes and smize with confidence.

Step One: Massage on eye serum.

Use an eye treatment that contains energy-boosting ingredients such as caffeine and skin-revivers like antioxidants. Serums or gels penetrate the fastest, showing more immediate de-bloating results. They also hydrate skin’s surface layers and sink right in, priming the way for flawless concealer. Apply with a light, circular tapping motion to help drain stagnant fluid, and speed up the calming process. The ultimate find is a rollerball applicator to instantly cool, calm, and massage for you. Try All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage, and roll it twice, back and forth, across both undereye and eyelid.

Step Two: Strategically conceal.

Use a concealer that reflects light; one click of Airbrush Concealer is plenty. Dab just a bit on the inner corners of your eyes and just beneath the puffy area (not on top of it). This is the linchpin of success because it helps reduce any shadows cast by puffy areas. An additional smidge under the arch of your brows subtly draws people’s attention upward and away from puffiness. Finally, a dab on the outer eye corners is like a 5-second nap—it’s the perfect move for your late-afternoon touch-up.

Step Three: Up, up, and away.

No good smize is complete without look-at-me-lashes. Plump up the volume with generous coats of lash-thickening mascara. It's a sneaky trick to draw the eyes up, away from any offending puffiness. Make sure you pick a formula that's flake-free and smudge proof, dark circles of mascara under your eyes is the opposite of what we're trying to accomplish here. For scene-stealing lashes try Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara. 

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